Q. Shouldn't all materials used in teaching be considered "fair use"?

Answer

There are four factors used to determine if a copyrighted work can be considered "fair use":

Purpose and character of the use

Nonprofit educational purposes more likely fair use
than commercial educational purposes

Nature of the copyrighted work Factual works more likely fair use than creative works      
Amount and significance used relative to the entire work     

Smaller portions more likely fair use than larger
portions

Impact on potential market for the work Little or no market impact more likely fair use than
uses which interfere with potential markets

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  • Last Updated Nov 03, 2015
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  • Answered By Susan Mikkelsen

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